Art, technical drawing and running were the only areas in which Richard excelled in school, so when he left he went to Harrow School of Art, later getting a job in the ‘Fitzrovia’ area of London where he worked in advertising.
Richard uses pen and ink, and some engraving techniques too. He used to apply colour washes in watercolour paints or ink but today this is done on his Mac.
Thanks to his pen and ink approach, with a touch of engraving, Richard’s illustrations have a slight 19th century feel to them. His line work is strong, and he brings a lot of texture and detail into his images, which allow for greater realism and depth.
Virgin Airlines, Orange, Le Monde, Harrods, Crabtree & Evelyn, Dutchy Originals , Leo Burnett, The Telegraph, The Field, Guitarworld, Macmillan, Readers Digest, Dorling Kindersley